Definition of triphosphoric acid
: a polyphosphoric acid H5P3O10 that is a partial anhydride of three molecules of orthophosphoric acid, is capable of hydrolysis into orthophosphoric acid and pyrophosphoric acid, and is known chiefly in the form of salts and esters
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Origin and Etymology of triphosphoric acid
tri- + phosphoric
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